Sunday, August 9, 2009
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief by Wendelin Van Draanen
While looking out of her apartment window with her binoculars Sammy sees a man robbing a hotel room across the street. Although he seems familiar Sammy can't quite figure out who he is. She can't resist going to the hotel to see what's happening but while there she gets questioned by a police officer who doesn't believe anything she says. Sammy has problems at home too because she lives illegally with her grandmother and one of their nosy neighbors is trying to prove that Sammy doesn't just visit the apartment. To top things off, Sammy and her best friend are starting junior high school and on the first day Sammy punches the nose of a mean girl who is picking on her friend. Even though she was just defending herself and her friend Sammy is suspended from school. Before she knows what's happening Sammy finds herself in deep trouble everywhere she turns.